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Ranked: The Ten Most Expensive Transfers Ever

Juventus' forward Gonzalo Higuain from Argentina holds his jersey at the Juventus' headquarter in Turin on July 27, 2016.

Paul Pogba is set to become the most expensive player of all time when he completes his move from Juventus to Manchester United. The French international will return to the club that let him leave for nothing in the summer of 2012, bringing an end to one of the most tedious transfer sagas in living memory when it does happen. When …

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The Race For The Ballon D’Or: Messi And Ronaldo No Longer Assured Of Elite Status

Picture the scene. January 2017. Zurich, Switzerland. A grand, austere hotel room. James Nesbitt is up on stage cajoling an enraptured audience. Stephanie Roche has scored another wonder goal and her legs are being ogled at by esteemed celebrities. Sepp Blatter is outside, banging on the door trying to get in. And Cristiano Ronaldo/Lionel Messi is stepping up on stage …

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UEFA Announces Ten-Man ‘Best Player In Europe’ Shortlist

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal embrace after the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez are among the nominees for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award. The three La Liga-based superstars are among the ten-man shortlist announced by the organisation this morning, but there is no place on the list for Brazilian international Neymar. Following (but not limited to) their Euro 2016 heroics, Portugal’s Pepe and Antoine Griezmann …

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Arsenal Legend Explains Why Aaron Ramsey Was Better Than Bale At Euro 2016

Aaron Ramsey put in some sublime performances for Wales as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes the midfielder’s performances were even better than headline-making compatriot Gareth Bale. Speaking to The Sun, Henry is hopeful that Arsenal will benefit from Ramsey’s current form in the season ahead, suggesting that he deserves a prominent role in Arsene …

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Euro 2016: A British And Irish Best XI

Euro 2016 British and Irish XI

This summer proved to be a general success for the British and Irish nations, with England, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland all qualifying for Euro 2016. The tournament itself proved to be something of a mixed bag for the countries – Ireland, Northern Ireland and England all went out in the last sixteen (to varying degrees of satisfaction) …

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Wales V Portugal Preview: ‘Battle Of The Galacticos’

FILE PHOTO - (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 542986656 and 543947200) In this composite image a comparision has been made between Gareth Bale of Wales (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal. Wales and Portugal meet in the EURO2016 semi final at the Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon,France. ***LEFT IMAGE*** PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: Gareth Bale of Wales in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 30: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Poland and Portugal at Stade Velodrome on June 30, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

As expected, the battle between Real Madrid superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale has dominated the build up to the biggest game in Welsh football history, as they take on Portugal in the first Euro 2016 semi final. While there are other players on the pitch, it may well be the case that Bale or Ronaldo could prove the difference …

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